District of Columbia Resources

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There are many services and agencies providing help to residents of the District of Columbia, and we have provided contact information below.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online or via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.

Department of Aging and Community Living
Website: https://dacl.dc.gov/
Address: 500 K Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 724-5626

Department of Disability Services
Website: https://dds.dc.gov/
Address: 250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 730-1700

Department of Employment Services
Website: does.dc.gov
Address: 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
Phone Number: (202) 724-7000

DC Department of Human Services (SNAP, TANF)
Website: https://dhs.dc.gov/
Address: 64 New York Avenue, NE, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
General Number: (202) 671-4200
Benefits: (202) 727-5355
Homeless Services Hotline: (202) 399-7093

Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help can be found at